Janet Swiss Sculptor & Muralist
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Janet Swiss SCULPTURE
Since 1996 sculpture has become Janets main interest. Janet believes garden sculpture should be elegant, relevant and affordable, so produces originals and limited editions in free or cast cement, particularly water features and fountains.

MURALS
Over fifty murals to date, mainly on garden and landscape subjects, for schools, businesses and private homes. Five were painted while Artist in Residence at King Alfreds School, Shaftesbury and eight in Port Regis School, Motcombe. 'Portable windows' and floral fire screens are a speciality.

PAINTINGS
As a graphic designer, line has always fascinated Janet and an enduring interest in plants and gardens has resulted in vivid line/wash floral studies. Since 1996 She has been exploring philosophical and ecological themes.



Born Nairobi, Kenya

1945


QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK

Diploma in Art and Design, (illustration) Leicester
1967
Design and illustration (Longmans and Mills & Boon Educational Publishing)
1968-88
Freelance painter, muralist and sculptor
1988-98
Computer Aided Graphic Design mini course, Yeovil
1996
Teacher training NVQ City & Guilds 7323 Foundation
1996-97
'On Looking' classes for adults
Evening Craft classes for children at Port Regis School, Motcombe, Dorset

1997-99


EXHIBITIONS

Participant in Dorset Arts Week
1995
Clairmont Gallery Brighton
1996
'Point of Change' Butterfly Farm, Yeovil, Somerset
1996
'In the Garden' East Lambrook Manor, South Petherton, Somerset
1997
Open Gardens Exhibition, House, Mere
1998
Towards the Spiritual II, The Turner Gallery, Exeter (8 paintings)
1999
'Five Professional Artists' in Shaftesbury
1998
'Continuum', Shaftesbury Arts Center 20 April - 3 May
2000
Sculpture in the Garden, Goldings all June 1-6pm daily
2001
Gants Mill in Somerset
2002


SOCIAL INVENTIONS AND INTERESTS

Blockbuster: Published a book on personal problem solving.
Treelink: A system designed to link celebration and commemoration tree planters with local sites. Woodville Millennium Treelink planted winter'99.
Grassroots: A discussion game on the roots of society.
Dorset Ecology Center: 5 years Co-Chairman.
Keen gardener and garden designer, currently reorganizing Goldings garden.




© Janet Swiss 2005